I've owned and used the U87, U89, 69, M49b, Klaus versions of the 49 and numerous others. I had been told not to get this mic because it was very different from the original M50... I bought it anyway and A/B'd them. WOW, it was slightly different in the quietness during "no signal" time. This mic beat the others in my collection that sell for 8-9m! I'm going to sell one of those and get another M150 so I can have a stereo pair... I record Jazz, Symphony, Pop, Metal as well as film score... no foley though, but I believe this mic would work well in that environment also. good recording and make mine tape.